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Webinar: Strengthening Whānau Aspirations


Community Research webinars are live events which link up community sector professionals from multiple locations to share evidence of what’s working. Places are free of charge.

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In brief

Martin Kaipo (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa) Chief Executive Otāngarei Trust has more than fifteen years’ experience of strengthening whānau aspirations in Northland.

In this 30-minute conversation with Kaye-Maree Dunn (Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Mahanga, Ngāi Tamanuhiri and Ngāi Te Rangikoianaake), Martin talks about his work with Te Hau Awhiowhio o Otāngarei, a larger, multi-agency service provider in Northland.

Martin describes how ‘strengthening whānau aspirations’, and ‘empowering people to bring about social change’ looks in his community.  We’ll hear about the Whānau Ora Community Clinic, the Corrections Out of Gate Reintegration for Northland programme, and other whānau-led initiatives in Northland.

Join us in an opportunity to learn how a busy, multi-agency service provider works to strengthen whānau aspirations In Northland

Participants will:

  • Learn from practical examples of ‘what’s working’
  • Hear examples of ‘strengthening whānau aspirations’
  • Hear about leadership of a large, multi-agency service provider in Northland
  • Be informed by community sector expertise

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is particularly (though not exclusively) intended for people who research or work with communities to increase the wellbeing of Māori.

Community Research webinars are designed for busy professionals, working to improve the circumstances of the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector.  They help time-poor, cash-strapped organisations to produce evidence of their real value.  

About our Presenters

Martin Kaipo – Chief Executive Otāngarei Trust (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa) Martin was a co-founder of Otāngarei Trust and has worked for over twenty years in community development, working with high need at risk youth and their whanau, including a role as Director of three residential facilities. Martin has been involved In a number of community based projects including a Ministry of Justice funded pilot programme, Otāngarei Safer Streets, and advocated for wired fire alarms in all housing NZ homes (which was adopted nationally).

More recently, Otāngarei Trust was the lead agency for Whānau Ora collective, Te Hau Awhiowhio O Otāngarei. Martin holds a Post-Grad for MA Maori Development, Bachelor of Social Science, Diploma in Social Science and Certificate in Cultural Supervision.

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